Primary school rated good by Ofsted

By a County Press reporter

Friday, April 25, 2014


ST HELENS Primary School was celebrating being hailed as 'good' after its latest Ofsted inspection.

A report by inspectors found the school on Broomlands Close — previously rated satisfactory — offered generally good teaching, while some was outstanding, and that pupils made good progress in core subjects, felt safe and were well behaved.

The report, published on Wednesday, April 23, also said the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of pupils was a strength of the school, as was its small size which meant every pupil was well known.

The school failed to achieve a rating of outstanding as although pupils' work was marked effectively, written feedback on maths work was not always clear, and subject leaders had not yet had a chance to develop skills needed to raise achievement.

The report added that Key Stage 2 reading, writing and maths was above the national average and pupils enjoyed their reading.

The school promoted equality for all pupils and children with disabilities and special needs achieved well. It school worked hard on attendance, which was improved to average, and bullying was found to be rare.

Leadership at the school was rated good and the report said headteacher Jane Loader was determined for all pupils to achieve and for staff to be well trained.

The governing body, set up since the school's departure from a federation with Brading Primary School, was found to be effective, focused and dedicated.

See the full report below:

Ofsted report into St Helens Primary School, Isle of Wight.


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